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like the one in canada, or the one in britain, which is president obama's preferred approach. as he has said on many occasions. well, that's why we need to be focused. we need to be active. and we need to be persistent. ladies and gentlemen, let me close with this. the democrats have been fighting for over a half a century to get this zast russ bill in place. -- disastrous bill in place. he remember ted kennedy running against gentlemeny carter on this in 1980 -- against jimmy carter on this in 1980. this has gone on a long time. it will not take us a half century to repeal this law but it won't be done overnight. they never gave up. we will not give up. but it's going to take the jaws of life to save the life of our country from this wreckage of obamacare and we must and we will never stop, never stop, in our effort to repeal this dangerous, disastrous and broken health care law. thank you very much. for letting me be with you today. thank you. ♪ [applause] >> obamacare, you got to love it. at least obama would say, you know, at least the seniors won't die as fast with the long lines
they see coming from leaders like president obama, when he campaigned in 2008, the trade costs jobs. that puts a tremendous amount of pressure on you and on me and everybody else up here when we try to tell them no, exporting and trade actually is going to grow our economy. and i think the president is disadvantaged when it now he says we're going to grow the economy by exporting, and by the way, not talking about trade agreements, because he is one of many who has said trade has cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs. .. it can create more jobs in america and create a better america for all of us and our kids. >> you heard mr. brady talk about my work as a mayor. i always pride i covered myself with my principle the truth is always an option. unfortunately, i don't know that either one if you think this is wrong. one thing we are doing is going to places like cleveland and detroit, not just going to dallas and washington and others in talking truthfully about what the promise of treaties. but it also means that we have to have a less tenure to go see we need help. one of the things
to how president obama is handling this. everybody has a view. start off interpreting where they are and where they have been. >> well, they have been playing catch-up, not surprisingly. a very fast-moving situation. last tuesday this whole thing started. in the ninth day. they have moved from talking about egypt as a stable country and mubarak is not a dictator to saying he has got to go. he has got to go now. so this is a dramatic shift in policy that has taken place, kind of watching it in realtime. and so now, having i think succeeded on two fronts so far, which is to press the military using the leverage of our military assistance and the context we have with the -- and on the other hand, getting mubarak to say that he won't stand again but they fell short. what they needed him to say is i'm going now. i'm handing over to suleiman and suleiman would then be the one to oversee the transition. mubarak has no credibility for the transition. the administration gets high marks for avoiding bloodshed so far but only b-minus in interpret s of getting what had to be done, which
gold -- barack obama and robert gibbs have done? >> what a surprise. the reason that president obama 's party lost 63 seats in november is not a message problem. he overreached his mandate. he enacted policies that the overwhelmingly majority of americans disagreed with. i do not see that as a communications issue. >> do you agree with that? >> no, not entirely. i think that the process of making legislation is compared to sausage making for a very good reasons. president clinton had some of the same problems. if you want to accomplish anything in washington, one of the ways to do it is legislatively. president obama came in and said, i want to do a couple of big things. i want to reform the financial system bred those are big things and they are legislative things. the republicans have adopted a strategy of the just say no. could be president have done a better job of intervening? of course. i think he had a lot of political capital and he took it out and he spent it. >> he went into debt with it. >> he was willing to do that. who would have thought two months after the midterms, and h
to be made more effective. and i would say i think the -- without singling out my own president, obama, i think that he's someone who can be brought on board because we think he could test it ten years in chicago without being corrupted by the free trade principles. [laughter] and so in my opinion he's hesitating and i was a bit disappointed in the budget of the state of the union speech. with the word doha was not mentioned at all i can even though she spoke nicely about trade, and the least disturbing explanation of course which i hope the prime minister will enjoy since a great matter of which is he wants to bring stability back and doesn't want to pronounce a four-letter word. i think that was probably the explanation. plight think it is something where the state can bring on board because there are pressures on the other side in the united states as we all know. but it is within reach, and i think the changing prospect -- i think in the dell would come on board and other countries have expressed privately a lot of interest without which we couldn't do that last mile, and i think this
an announcement in washington, d.c. with first lady michelle obama related to health and wellness and specifically around food, and what we see in the united states, but in mature markets and emerging markets tremendous opportunity to create healthier food for our customers and healthier foods that actually can cost less. customers should not have to decide to create their own decision about buying healthy food versus what they can afford, and affordability of good healthy food is a very important initiative that we're working on. there's a great deal of waste in the food supply chain, food from the farm that never makes it to the table. this is true in markets around the world, and we see that there's tremendous opportunity to reduce waste, create efficiency, and to have healthy food for families all over the world, and there are multiple approaches to doing this, and there should not have to be a conflict and should be able to help address the particular food issue. i'd say that at wal-mart, business leaders like myself and others inside of wal-mart have really taken stainability very, very seri
that president obama but we must out innovate, out educate and help build the rest of the world. we believe we can live within our means and create jobs, invest in our future, starting with an aggressive uptight on waste, fraud and abuse. i hope that when we get this back from this break that we can work together on behalf of the american people to move our country forward. >> thank you very much, mr. leader. this is the first time i've heard him make remarks about in america. that is indeed what we must do. we met eight so american people make in america. and this week is the two-year anniversary of mr. clyburn is speaking and talking about republicans and their lack of jobs initiatives that one week in one day after the president's inaugural address, house of representatives passed a recovery package, which creators say 3.5 million jobs in congressional democrats. it's not a mouse. more needs to be done. that's why we want to see some initiatives on the part of our republican friends. i do want to just mention before going to questions and answers that again as we gather here in wisconsin ri
, according to the obama's administration own analysis eliminate up to 29,000 coal industry and coal-related jobs. cut coal mining production by 50% and increase the cost of electricity for families and businesses. in december, 2008, o.s.m. issued a clarification of the stream buffer zone rules after a five-year process that included 40,000 public comments, two proposed rules and 5,000 pages of environmental analysis from five different agencies. the final rule clarified and codified coal surface mining practices that had been in effect for over 30 years. but an entry in the federal recommending industry from june, 2009, shows that early in the first days of the obama administration, the decision was made to re-open the carefully crafted and properly busted stream buffer zone. the proposed sweeping regulatory action would alter the definition of a stream as well as how the agency measures material damage outside of the permit area. to date, the agency has provided no studies, no data or support to justify these radical changes. given the complete lack of justification, analysis or ra
the question, mr. president, where are the jobs? and a president obama is asking us to raise the national debt ceiling without any commitment to national spending at the time. instead of offering a budget that is the spending binge, the administration is preferring to offer a budget that will destroy jobs by spending too much, taxing to mention borrowing too much from the american people. with all due respect, this isn't winning the future. this is spending the future. [applause] what we need is a path to prosperity, one that unleashes the greatness of our people and the awesome potential of the american economy by getting government out of the way. americans see that the spending binge in washington is hurting job creation, not helping it. they are calling on leaders to stop the job crushing to cut spending. he is the method of the union address, it looks like the president wasn't listening, but we are. we got the message. the american people have correct address to cut spending and we will well. there is no limit to the amount of spending that we and our team are willing to cut. we have to g
enrichment and finally, when obama, president obama came to power he realized that this is iran's policy and if you really want to engage every and you need to engage iran on the basis of respect and that is what he said and without preconditions. unfortunately, by the time obama came to power the reigning government were embroiled in their own domestic situation and we are going through what i believe until now is a situation inside of iran that while you have the president was ready to engage, that former national security adviser and even the so-called moderate by doing anything bad can impact on the full freedom to manage their program. there was in the last six montht produces isotope for medical purpose, for cancer treatment and other and we thought that this was a golden opportunity to show goodwill on both sides. and iran agreed that they will use their own enriched uranium to be used for manufacturing and that was perfect because once you get that fuel out of iran or use it for fuel, that would defuse the crisis and diffuse all the cries that iran might have a big scenario and l
. inslee: maybe thinking president obama gave his state of the union, who talked about celebrating the winner of the science bowl, about using the chinese advances in clean energy as our sputnik moment. so that we would be called to have a new apollo energy project. and we know, we know we can do and clean -- in clean energy what our ancestors did in space. which is to lead the world in clean energy. we know this can be the american destiny. and the reason we know that is because our vision, our vision is one based on optimism and confidence. our vision is that we know we can invent new forms of energy so that we don't cause additional asthma problems in our children. now, this is a difference between us and the republicans who want to pass this dirty air act. we realize two things about our children. number one, when polluters pollute and expose them to dangerous levels of ozone and increases in asthma attacks and respiratory problems in senior citizens, those kippeds don't have anywhere to run and -- kids don't have anywhere to run and hide. an oil company can go around in places
completely repeal president obama's in my viewll. of unconstitutional health care bill. of course i was an activeate in participant in the tv to in the last congress about obamacare and soft that to faint mail the day after it passed into law on the interstate freestanding measure to repeal it completely. the first day of the new congress like a final bills i for reintroduced that measure and of course for all those reasonst certainly support this amendment that accomplishes that important r es goal. let me begin by responding to myleague distinguished colleagues fromeal vermont suggestion.ding everybody who wants to repeal will wall including me we don't sdn 't want to do away with the idea off that you shouldn't be shoved off insurance because ofyou shoun't pre-existing conditions. you shouldn't be able to meet those obligations.nk tha we don't think that at all. we are however for complete v repeal for a very simple reason. b what's wrong with this bill what's wrong with obamacare one isn't one detail here and one there. peripry of it
to the american people's number one priority, which is jobs. earlier this week, president obama laid out a budget that makes tough choices, a thoughtful budget, that includes a five-year freeze on nondefense discretionary spending and reduces the deficit by $1.1 trillion. it does all of this while making important investments in education, infrastructure, jobs and our nation's competitiveness, investments that will prepare us to compete now and in the future. as the president said at his press conference on tuesday, when it comes to this budget, we need to use a scap will, not a machete. the republicans by contrast are making deep, painful and arbitrary cuts, cuts that will result in more than 200,000 children being dropped from head start, thousands of teachers would lose their jobs and be forced to leave the classroom, $2.5 billion cuts in n.i.h., 1,300 fewer cops would be on the beat, which restored on the floor earlier. fewer firefighters through the elimination of a safer grant, which again, we fought to restore, science and energy research to help drive our clean energy economy would be red
, february 16, at until wednesday, february 16, at >> coming up tonight on c-span2, president obama at today's white house briefing. at this white house news conference prison obama said the country's long-term deficit problem and have to be addressed on a bipartisan basis in the coming months. he also defended various cuts in his 2012 budget proposal and called for a peaceful response to widespread protests in the middle east. this is an hour. >> good morning everybody. please have a seat. figured that i'd give jay one more taste of freedom. [laughter] before we lock them in a room with all of you so i'm here to do a little downfield locking for him. before i take a few questions let me say a few words about the budget we put out yesterday. just like every family in america, the federal government has to do two things at once. it has to live within its means while still investing in the future. if you are a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, you might put off a vacation. but you would want to sacrifice saving for your kid's college education or making key repairs
opposing that? president obama is counting on the republicans to help him pass this. so we are hoping that he will take a second look at that if you would consider that. >> thank you. when i was first negotiating to get better look at the language i have recently, so what you said here tells me i've got to take a look at that. yes, i am a free trader but i want to be a smart trainer and one don't want to unilaterally disarm and not have access to them and we shouldn't let companies under the maaskant in that fashion so i need to take a look at something to pay attention to. cemex b4, katherine. [applause] >> one more question to insure that most of even the audience know the federal government is trying to regulate our internet, and the internet is critical to the tea party movement. it's a big issue. we have all seen it recently. new gist, we have seen it in iran, so right now i have steve motley who wants to ask a question regarding the internet regulation. >> thank you very. the question is for the notes that 90% of the tea party has done is on the internet from the genesis through
harper met with obama today. he and the president held a joint news conference, talking about energy, border security, and trade. obama spoke about the relationship with u.s. and canada. >> canada is our largest trading aprtner and the top -- partner and the top exporter, bringing several thousand jobs here. we're working to create jobs for both of our people. first, we have agreed to managing our share of the responsibilities. this goes beyond the border. that means working more closely to increase security with better screening and new technology, information sharing among law enforcement, and identifying threats early. and improving the free flow of goods and people. with over $1 billion every single day, proper border management is important for my goal of doubling the u.s. exports. i thank you for your leadership and commitment to reaching this agreement. we have directed the team stood creating an action plan to move quickly, and i am, that we will get this done to enhance our prosperity. we have a new effort to get rid of the outdated regulations, that stifle trade and job cre
a robust energy sector. obama administration officials estimated it would cost roughly 23,000 jobs if they enacted the deep water drilling moratorium but it went ahead anyway. and to add further insult to americans, it also included a shallow water regulatory permit slowdown. and recently a judge held the department in contempt for the administration's drilling moratorium. congress and this administration can and should encourage private sector job growth. not hinder it with unreasonable regulations. we risk losing more scarce jobs and more investment capital every single day to the ever-increasing weight of our federal bureaucracy. many of these regulations place significant burdens on manufacturers and small businesses at a time when our economy can least sustain them. according to the small business administration, federal regulations cost american businesses between 8,000 and -- $8,000 and $10,000 per year per employee and between $15,000 to $37,000 per american household each year. one of the worst offenders of this regulatory epidemic under the obama administration is the env
treasure most that governor dean made clear that he will support president obama to me. i want to make sure that everyone in iowa, new hampshire, south carolina, knows the governor dean prefer is president obama to me. [laughter] hiding there is actually a mixture of the two that would work reasonable -- i think there is actually a mixture of the two that would work reasonably well. i am a federalist in the sense that i believe in limited but very strong government. i do not believe in weak government, but it should be limited government. it should keep the dollar worth the dollar as opposed to having inflation. it should set the general framework for the economy in dealing with the world of large. there are a number of things that the founding fathers thought through pretty carefully. the federalist papers are pretty useful stuff. when it is an issue of national security, as commander in chief -- this is a document written, presided over by george washington, who had been commander of the army for eight years. they want the commander in chief in award to be the commander in chief. in 1942,
, the secretary of defense, the bush administration, and the obama administration have asked congress to do. end this wasteful, duplicative spending. there are new members that have come to congress on both sides with new zeal and the ability to perhaps look outside the beltway at what people have to experience on a regular basis, and they scratch their heads in awe of what seems to be a common -- a commonsense proposal by the bush administration, by the obama administration, by the air force, by the marines, and by the navy. and that's to end this wasteful spending. we've heard great talk about competition. my god, i'm all for competition. i don't think there isn't a person here who isn't for competition. two engines, why not three? why not four? would it be better overall for our industrial base but the people on the committee know the hard truth, as do all of americans. we've seen it. i fault no one for support of the interest of their state or their district or their employees. but let's be honest about this. we're going to have to make priorities. i witnessed it in the c-17 and the f-2 2. t
, but let me start, chairman of genachowski was nominated by president obama as the chairman of the fcc on march 3rd, 2009, sworn into office june 29. he had a long and distinguished career in high technology and telecom. he spent more than ten years working in the industry as an executive and an entrepreneur. he co-founded launch fox digital and rocks triet ventures where he served as the managing director and was a specialist dysart at general atlantic. he also, from 97-2005, was a senior executive at iac interactive, which is where he was the chief of business operations and general counsel. this is his second stint at the fcc from 94 to 97 he was chief counsel to fcc chairman reed hundt, and before that, special counsel to the fcc general counsel and a leader chairman bill canard. he's also been a law clerk at the supreme court and was the other distinguished background will degree from harvard kuhl mechem alladi. but the major thing the chairman and i have in common besides passion for broadband and telecom is we are both basketball players. he plays with the president and i don't,
episode, newsweek used the whole opportunity to pick and choose information that would support the obama administration. they said that wikileaks made america look pretty good. my question to both of the journalist here it is -- was there any editorial pressure placed upon either of you to make sure that what you publish was consistent with your editorial positions? if not, can you give an example of where you published information that was inconsistent with the editorial positions of both of your publications? >> a very interesting question. were you ever pressured? >> where do you think the pressure might come from? >> internally, did you have internal pressure? >> it is not a democracy. >> i put pressure on myself. >> the question under its -- misunderstands the mentality of an american newspaper. it would never occurred to me to ask something we were publishing contradicted something that the people on the editorial page had written. the answer to a different boss. i speak to them in the elevators. we do not coordinate or collaborates. usually, i am unaware if something we run it con
. >> house speaker john boehner and other leaders had lunch at the white house with president obama today. they talked about federal spending and u.s. trade. that is next on c-span. in a few minutes, the growing debt that state and local government's -- state and local governments face. we will hear from virginia governor bob macdonald, timothy geithner, and senator orrin hatch. later, the their reserve chairman dan bernanke on the economy. >> this weekend on booktv, the predictions for u.s. foreign policy for the next decade. also this weekend, donald ross fell system -- rumsfeld talks about his memoirs. abbas milani on the shah of iran. vides full schedule on booktv.org. >> house speaker john boehner says he and president obama want to find common ground on education, these tax code, and trade. the speaker and other republican leaders spoke briefly with reporters outside the white house. >> we had a very nice lunch with the president and vice president and the president's chief of staff. our number-one issue is getting the economy going again and getting people back to work. we believe
, but that obama's comments about the situation in libya followed by israel, egypt, and middle east unrest. >> this weekend, the governors will talk about their state's economies, education, and cyber security as they gather in washington for the annual meeting of the national governor's association. we'll have live coverage through the weekend on c-span. >> tennessee representative jim cooper talking about congress and redistricting. he also talks about lobbying, fund raising, and congressional pay. this is a little less than one hour and a half. >> welcome. i am the director of the center. in two weeks, we will be fromming barbara harmerman ucla. it is my great pleasure to welcome back to the law school, congressman jim cooper. congressman cooper is from tennessee's fifth congressional district. he graduated from this law school in 1980. he received a degree from oxford in politics and economics. in 1982 at the age of 28, he was elected to a version of the district in tennessee that al gore had represented did -- had represented. in 1984 after al gore became vice president, cooper ran fo
was held before president obama released his budget to congress last week. hosted by the conservative political action conference or cpac is 50 minutes. >> it is an honor to be here today among an amazing panel of individuals who are committed to scaling back the size and scope of the federal government. what i'm here today to talk about in particular is a project that is new to us as an independent institute. it's called mygovcost.org. i and ritual to check it out. what we have produced is called a government cost dhaka later and what it does is enables you to come in and find out exactly how much federal spending programs are costing them personally. so not only can they find out the true cost of federal spending programs, break them down by issues and various different budgets but they can also find out what the value of the dollars would be worth if they could save them and use them as they choose. today 14 trillion-dollar federal deficit we now come from this tends to be one of the largest intergenerational wealth transfers the world has ever seen. this year's annual budget defic
first term. the budget i am proposing today meets that pledge. >> president obama send congress a $3.7 trillion budget that would reduce the deficit by 1.1 gillian dollars over the next 10 years. this wiki are the details from the administration including cabinet officials and watch reaction from house and senate members on line at the c-span video library. search, watch clip and share any time. at his washington your way. secretary of state hillary clinton spoke with reporters at the u.s. capital following a meeting with house speaker john boehner. they talk about the federal spending levels for the rest of this fiscal year and the president's 2012 budget request. secretary clinton said the proposed cuts by house republicans would be "detrimental to america's national security." this is 15 minutes. >> a productive meeting and lunch with the speaker. i greatly appreciated his gracious hospitality and the opportunity we had to cover so many issues on the minds of members of congress, the administration, the american public and indeed the world. as we discussed, this has been a histori
we are. what were the marching orders that you got president obama when you said that this commission? >> this is the numbers guy. he only answers questions. i think the president knew who he was kidding when he brought us. he knew we were. they will give you the support needs. it is not sustainable. he understands that we face the most predictable economic crisis in history. you all come forward with the recommendation. we will get behind them. that was good enough for me once i found that he would be my cochair. >> i said if we do this, i do not what rahm emanuel running me off a cliff. i was convinced that the health care bill has to be on the table. nothing can be off the table. he said that was fair enough. we had a meeting. he said he can go through everything including the new bill. we said that was four starters. >> a lot of people are here in the audience today. they will be listening to this. they will say, how serious is this problem? what would happen if we did not do anything? >> that is a great answer. anyone can understand it. if you borrow 40 cents and did not know whe
there is an extrication today -- expectation to dave the audience does not want us to save barack obama -- expectation today the audience does not want to say barack obama should have said this. there is an expectation that the writer put some of them in context. there is an expectation that the writer says it reminds people that the president was forced to make a certain comment on a policy issue because the last policy issues and were struggles common region were struggles, but if you find as crossing the line, i would say that is a mistake, but i do not think that is the current arc. >> you are both acknowledging there is more analysis in the paper today, because your judgment is that the reader wants that more than a recitation of the straight story. >> you are saying they want your analysis of what the president meant. it reminds me during the vietnam war the reporters were told nine reporters what it was that happened and when the reporter was there watching it y does not need the analysis of the colonel, but i am raising the question that maybe people want less of the analysis, unless you have
. president obama unveiled his f. y-2005 budget to support the nation's growth while making difficult decisions to support our economic deficit. i urge my colleagues to consider as we consider these spending proposals that in addition to our spending deficit, we have a job deficit which continues to worsen in part by an educational deficit. they work together. while we must work to rein in spend, we must not cut funding to extend the development and growth in areas of education and employment will be hampered if we do that. one of the challenges in addressing unemployment has been the rapid decline in certain occupations and industries that our -- and our labor market's inability to meet the demand of new ockpages and industries. more than 2/3 of workers in occupations and industries that are grow having at least some post-secondary education, compared to one third of workers in occupation and tri-that are declining. with post-secondary education and rapid increase in baby boom recruitment is predicted to result in a shortage of college graduates by 2020 in this cupry. military recrui
renominated by president obama to serve another four year term as chairman. reflecting his stewardship in the face of crisis, he was named time magazine's man of the year and 2,000 lung. but the journey started well south of washington, d.c.. if you ever driven south on i-95 you can't help but notice the billboards and screening letters as you approach the border between north and south carolina, talking in unusual roadside enterprise known as quote kosoff of the border." that is where our guest waited tables after graduate from high school in south carolina. [laughter] he got his bachelor's and economics from harvard and a ph.d. from mit. he taught at princeton and stanford as well as nyu and mit. along the way he became an expert on the causes of the great depression, it that expertise was key and responding to the 2008 economic meltdown. mr. bernanke's willingness to use the power of the fed to intervene in the financial markets is credited by many with keeping the recession from becoming the great depression. those measures have been controversial. the texas congressman ron paul is
issue and we can come back to that but i think if we summarize when we hear president obama state of the union address two days ago, and he speaks about the need for the united states to be more competitive. how well so do we hear the president of the united states united states come forward so strongly? than i believe that europe, we don't have a lot of time to wait. i think we all see our country such as china, india rapidly becoming much more competitive. in my book they are hungry, and they are good and they want to achieve. so, believe that europe now has to be decisive. we have to deliver and we all, business as well as politicians, have to participate. i think we have to take responsibility and we have to show a sense of urgency, because if we are going to move forward i think we have to realize that this new competitive powers out there, it is not that they are going to bypass us. the risk is there going to run is over. we have a tough challenge and i think we all have to pay respect to that and debate that. >> thank you very much. i think there were three scenes that come
by challenging the law minutes after president obama signed it into law, within a few days. they wanted to achieve in courts, but they were unable to achieve in congress. this was debated for over a year -- most of the year, countless hearings, countless debates on and off the floor. millions of americans have access today because of the affordable care act. parents would have children in school and college they could keep on their policy until there 26 years old. if you have a child with juvenile diabetes, they cannot be reduced because of a pre- existing condition. there are a whole lot of things that eliminate discriminatory practices. making sure a patient's gender was no longer contingent of pre- existing conditions. think about that. we're talking a gender being a pre-existing condition. we have added important tools. taxpayer dollars lost to fraud and abuse in the health care system. senator grassley and i may have disagreed about the health care bill itself. we agreed on going after fraud and abuse in the system. senior citizens would now pay less for their prescription drugs. i
of life. the secretary general plans to discuss the libyan crisis with president obama. he spoke briefly with reporters today. >> and good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. as you know, i am part of the security council on peace and security issues in africa. we have an extraordinary thing in the u.n. security council. a truly historic moment. the ambassador delivered an impassioned plea for our help. the message was simple and direct. now it's time for decisive action. this is a historic turning point. and the nature of community must rise to the occasion. ladies gentlemen, and the situation -- we have received the reports of violent clashes with high casualties. we have also heard reports of systematic violations of human rights. these include indiscriminate killings, shootings of peaceful demonstrators. the detention and torture of the opposition and the use of mercenaries, a dangerous impediment of humanitarian workers. let me also note that we are experiencing a crisis of refugees displaced. the report that 22,000 people have fled tunisia and another 15,000 have gone to egypt. -- the
. the president, our president, president obama, spoke with president abbas about the peace process and the broader regional context. i don't want to get into the details of that call, but our goal is absolutely the same as it always has been, two states living side by side. the palestinians having a state of their own to realize the aspirations of the palestinian people. israel with secure borders and normalized relations with all of their neighbors. that is what this administration is working towards, and that is what we're going to continue to pursue. thank you all very much. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> a number of state governors have rejected frat funding for high speed rail projects. >> the financial system is getter off today than it was two years ago. he testified before the banking committee with heads of the security and exchange commission and the deposit insurance corporation. they discussed the dad-frank act. this is duohours and -- two hours and 20 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudib
. in an op ed published in the "wall street journal" president obama laid out his plan to conduct a review to quote, remove outdated regulations that stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive, closed quote. i pledge to be a partner in that effort. job creation and american competitiveness is a top priority. i'm offering an amendment to deny funds to use and implement a job restoring department of education regulation. more than three million students attend pro prite tear schools, these schools provide students with skills that can be applied medley to specific jobs in the work force with more than six million workers unemployed for more than 26 weeks, these schools address a critical need in today's economy. these schools help address the needs of local communities. the institutions are anymoreble and adapt to the ever changing local economy. if it lacks nurses or mechanics, the schools can develop programs to fill those needs. for years, the schools have served young adults, younger parents and low-income individuals. they have opened doors to bright futures and strengthe
anew. today, mr. chairman, we will hear testimony from representatives from president obama's national commission. in my opinion, we shouldn't be surprised by the findings of the commission to the likely causes of the deepwater horizon disaster or the systemic failures of the oil industry that contributed to this incident. many of these findings are consistent with what we heard during hearings before this committee in the last congress. similarly, many of the statutory and administrative changes recommended by the commission are consistent with those included in both this committee's bill and the consolidated land, energy and clich resources act of 2010, were the clear act that was approved by the house last year. mr. chairman, in my view, the prudent choice is for this committee to once again move legislation to address the warnings raised by this commission and other stakeholders on the very real threat of future oil still disasters. while some of the recommendations of the commission can be addressed administratively, we all know that several critical issues, such as the currently
. they ask what are the prospects for that? he said the obama administration has failed miserably in that regard. it is focused on consumption and fiscal stimulation that will give us 4% growth in 2011. his estimate the estimate for these experts from 2.5 to 4. he had the highest growth projection for this year. then he adds it gives us nothing more than that. it's a sugar high that quickly disappears in 2012. and so we are facing some serious grim pros techs. the unemployment has not come back well. as we would like to see it. indeed, at the end of the year the government survey indicates that the hours worked had not increased which is an indicator that unemployment will go down if weekly ours are going up. that's not a good factor. the wage increases was slight very slight this year and below inflation. so that puts our net wage income not in a very good position. the amount of jobs added looked better than they are because we have to add what 150000 a month to stay level. so we've seen job increases, but not muc
loans to the people who wanted to stay in business but they have not done that much. the obama administration and the democrats have cut more jobs than we can shake a stick at. they are in contempt on oil drilling -- and how many jobs that would produce, i don't know. guest: one of the virtues of our economy is flexibility. on for -- fortunately it has an upside. when market forces change, you can go out of business. when an economy is working well, about a million jobs each month are being created and slightly less than a million are being let go. so we have a vibrant, churning economy. both democrats and republicans are committed to small businesses. there is only so much you can do. the sba is funded and there are loans available, but obviously when you apply for these loans, they will be looking at the market and how viable these things are. i know politicians are committed to this. and again, this is an effect of the recession and hopefully we will turn the corner soon. host: for stephen rose, brooklyn, a democrat. caller: to may, the real number of unemployed is closer to
them that over the last two defense budget submitted by president obama we have curtailed or canceled probe over access programs that would have cost more than $330 billion if seen through to completion. additionally total defense spending including war costs will decline further as the u.s. military withdraws from iraq. we still live in a very dangerous and very unstable world. our military must remain strong and agile enough to face a diverse range of threats from nonstate actors attempting to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction and sophisticated missiles to the more traditional threats of other states both doubling up their conventional forces in developing new capabilities that target our traditional strengths. we shrank from our global security responsibility at our peril. entrenchment brought about by short-sighted cats could well lead to costlier and more tragic consequences later are going deep as they always have in the past. surely we should learn from our national experience since world war i that drastic reductions in the size and strength of the u.s. military make
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